Ch 53: American Civil Disobedience, Protests & Activism (1954-1973)

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Review key instances of activism, civil disobedience and protest spanning the mid-1950s to early 1970s in the U.S. Influential movements and pieces of legislation are highlighted across the chapter's fun video lessons.

American Civil Disobedience, Protests & Activism (1954-1973) - Chapter Summary

You'll have a chance to review major developments from the civil rights movement of the 1950s in this chapter. The civil rights movement of the 1960s is analyzed separately in an engaging lesson, including key issues like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act. The following topics also surface across the lessons:

  • Thurgood Marshall and his civil rights contributions
  • The 1960s counterculture
  • Major developments out of the student movement
  • Significant events during 1968
  • The different feminist movements of the 1960s

Each lesson takes about five minutes to watch. This short duration makes it easy to watch a video when you have a little bit of downtime throughout your day. Either a computer or type of mobile device may be used to review these lessons. You can take a short self-assessment quiz after completing each of the videos.

9 Lessons in Chapter 53: American Civil Disobedience, Protests & Activism (1954-1973)
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President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

1. President Lyndon B. Johnson and the Great Society Program

The Great Society was an ambitious legislative program which attempted to eliminate poverty and racial inequity within the United States. Learn about the creation of the program, its endeavors and its ultimate legacy.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

2. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1950s

The 1950s witnessed a rejuvenation of the civil rights movement. Learn about the transformation of the movement, its important events and the impact it had on the 1960s.

The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

3. The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s was an extension of the progress made during the 1950s. Learn about the movement's landmark achievements, its fracturing and its legacies.

Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

4. Who Was Thurgood Marshall? - Biography, Facts & Accomplishments

Explore the life and accomplishments of one of the most important American figures of the twentieth century and test your understanding of American politics, racism, and fights for equality.

Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

5. Hippies and the Counterculture: Origins, Beliefs and Legacy

The 1960s were a period of tension and turbulence for much of the U.S. The counterculture attempted to promote an alternative lifestyle that encouraged peace, love and freedom. Learn more about its origins, beliefs and legacy.

The Student Movement of the 1960s

6. The Student Movement of the 1960s

The societal disillusion felt by the younger generation of the 1950s was translated into a massive student movement during the 1960s. Learn about the formation of the movement, its campaigns and its inevitable end.

1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

7. 1968: The Year that Changed the Nation

The year of 1968 was a year of war in Southeast Asia, domestic clashes over racial equality and war and fallen leaders, including Dr. King and Robert Kennedy. Learn more about the year that changed the nation in this video lesson.

The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

8. The Women's Movement: Causes, Campaigns & Impacts on the US

The women's movement of the 1960s ushered in a new wave of feminism that sought to address the national issues of gender. Learn about the movement, its leaders and the ultimate outcome for women in the United States.

Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

9. Other Important Activist Movements of the Late 60s and Early 70s

The 1960s represented a decade of dissent in America. While there were large social campaigns throughout the nation, the goal of this lesson is to recognize smaller activist movements involving Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and the environment.

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